Photos of Growing Up

Sisters Together Beneath an Umbrella in Spring
Photos of Growing Up

Sisters Together Beneath an Umbrella in Spring

In many ways, there is nothing uniquely special about this photo of my two daughters looking at, and laughter into, each others gaze. This is a scene I could photograph countless times during each day in which the family calendar is an empty square of white, each day these two […]

Adorable Daughters Assemble
Photos of Growing Up

Adorable Daughters Assemble

It’s hard to dodge the superhero¬†deluge of 21st century American culture. I try my best to swerve into and out of Marvel’s hostile takeover of society, to find a comfortable balance of costumed heroics and plain clothes narrative. My daughters enjoy but are not overwhelmed by all things comic book, […]

The Training Wheels Are Off
Photos of Growing Up

The Training Wheels Are Off

During Spring Break 2015, this 7-year-old decided she wanted to learn how to ride a bike sans training wheels. I’d like to say I played some essential role with this brief lesson, but really, I was just keeping her steady by gently holding her sides and running as she pedaled, […]

Of Blindfolds and Running Shoes
Photos of Growing Up

Of Blindfolds and Running Shoes

I took about 30 photos last night for my new PBS Parents post, a little activity that takes all of the shoes left out in spring — the boots, sneakers, boat shoes and flip-flops — and makes something fun and educational out of ’em. I didn’t use this photograph, of […]

The Youth of Today in Detroit
Photos of Growing Up

The Youth of Today in Detroit

I asked for disenfranchised and I got it, in spades. Despite this one obviously staged photograph, I do not, as a rule, try to make photos in this way. But there was just something exhilarating about this dilapidated wall of outdoor public art in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, the […]

The New Favorite Photo: A Portrait of the Look on the Ferry
Photos of Growing Up

The New Favorite Photo: A Portrait of the Look on the Ferry

There was a photo I took in the fall of 2006, of the Bear in southern France. She was wearing a sky blue long sleeve shirt, solid blue with no pattern or design, the sun beamed down on her forehead, and the wind was blowing her hair just so, giving […]

Free Hugs Bear Hug
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Free Hugs Bear Hug

Thinker Toys in Carmel-by-the-sea, a coastal Northern Californian town every bit as precious as its overly-hyphenated-name would lead you to believe, has a massive stuffed bear doling out free hugs to any and all who enter, to those of any age who find themselves in need of a bit of […]

The Ballad of a 7 Year Old Tinkerer
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The Ballad of a 7 Year Old Tinkerer

Are the pieces of the highlighter yellow LEGO CD clock radio now in a box beneath the invention table that’s seen less action that a church confessional in a red light district? Yes. But that matters not because the 7 year old tinkerer spent that one week, some weeks ago, […]

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